Just because you’re clueless when it comes to organizing your home doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to living in a mess! After all, there are plenty of super easy decluttering and sorting tricks that can be done on the cheap.
To guide us through our household hacking journey, we have the illustrious YouTuber Kathryn from the channel Do It On a Dime. Trust us when we say this gal is a TRUE domestic goddess if we’ve ever seen one; where we see “mess”, she sees endless potentials for organization!
Although Kathryn has profiled plenty of surprising hacks in her day, we find these two to be particularly illuminating…
1- T-Shirt Drawer Mess-no-More
Not since the fitted sheet has there been a household object that’s been more perplexing than the t-shirt drawer. Sure, you may fold each piece of clothing perfectly, but after a few days, it’s inevitable that the space turns into a disaster zone!
To combat this, Kathryn suggests purchasing plastic sink mats from your local dollar store. These inexpensive guys serve as perfect dupes for those pricey folding boards that many retail stores use to keep their creases sharp.
To get started on making your own, simply duct tape two rows of three together, stick in your laundry, one piece at a time, and fold. It’s so easy that even kids can get in on the action and help.
From there, our hostess recommends doing one more fold by hand and sticking them, crease-side out, in your t-shirt drawer. Smart!
2- The Chopping Mat Hack
While we wouldn’t necessarily advocate using flimsy plastic chopping mats for preparing a Thanksgiving dinner, it turns out they do have a pretty clever “off-label” use.